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Delta brand is on its own once again

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

09_delta_01Three weeks into his new job as president and chief executive officer of the recently acquired Delta Power Equipment Corp., Bryan Whiffen apologized for missing a scheduled phone interview. His flight had been delayed, he explained, a small nuisance when compared with the challenge of essentially creating a new company and home for the 92-year-old American brand.

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RT Machine starts off 2011 with a big job

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

10_rtmachine_01RT Machine was recently selected to outfit a 200,000-sq.-ft. furniture manufacturing plant in Gas City, Ind. It will serve as a production facility for Echelon Furniture, a new division of Muniré Furniture Inc. of Piscataway, N.J., which is a large producer of baby and juvenile furniture.

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Couple have shows drawing big crowds

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

12_bigcrowds_01Ann and Joseph Strong, owners of The Woodworking Shows, have worked diligently to keep their trade shows going through a tough economy and their efforts are paying off. Not only have they continued offering a healthy listing of shows in major cities across the country since they took ownership in 2007, but they say recruiting exhibitors has gotten easier and attendance is up.

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New furniture shop owners have high hopes

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

10_news_deskThe new owners of Riverside Rustics in Lowville, N.Y., have discovered that purchasing an existing business can be a smart move if you put in the effort to make the process a smooth transition. Brothers-in-law Zech Zehr and Barry Roes proudly shared the details of their recent experience of buying, relocating and re-establishing the 10-year-old high-end rustic furniture business.

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Georgia-Pacific updates its forest policy

Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

12_news_deskGeorgia-Pacific LLC announced in November that it is expanding its forest protection and sustainability efforts with an updated policy to better identify and protect endangered forests in the United States, promote conservation of forest diversity and enhance its sustainable forestry and recycling practices.

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